Joining a fraternity or sorority o is one of the best decisions a student can make while attending Illinois State University. If you're interested in becoming a member of one of our chapters, check out the information below.
Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment/Membership Intake
Panhellenic Association Sorority Recruitment
There are two kinds of sorority recruitment processes: formal recruitment and informal recruitment.
Formal Sorority Recruitment
Formal recruitment is the primary mean of joining a sorority at Illinois State University. It is a week-long event (which happens every September) iin which interested women visit 10 sororities via a shuttle bus to get to know the chapters, learn about their values, and meet theirs members to determine which chapter is the best fit for them. The process utilizes Rho Gammas or recruitment guides who are current sorority women to serve as mentors for those participating. The chapters that women will meet during formal recruitment are: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Sigma Simga, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Continuous Open Recruitment/ Informal Sorority Recruitment
After the formal recruitment process is over, eligible sororities who are still looking for members may have open recruitment events, ultimately offering membership on their own schedules. Not every sorority participates in the informal process. This is important to know. The formal recruitment process is the only time that potential members have the opportunity to join any of the 10 chapters.
There are two Panhellenic sororities this year that will only host Informal Recruitment. They are: CERES and Delta Phi Lambda. Other chapters may also host Continuous Open Recruitment. For more information, visit ISU Panhellenic Association. More information will be posted as available.
IFC Fraternity Recruitment
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
IFC fraternities have the ability to recruit 365 days a year. Throughout the summer and the school year, you will have the chance to meet the men of IFC at various events. It is important to keep an open mind and try to meet as many of the chapters as possible before signing a bid.
You will have the opportunity to meet members from the thirteen chapters at IFC-hosted events during the school year. For the best opportunity to meet men from a variety of chapters, consider participating in the week of recruitment events hosted by IFC. These will take place January 27, 2013 - January 31, 2013.
Chapters can begin distributing bids (invitation to membership) over the summer or after the first week of classes in August. If you are interested in joining a fraternity, all you have to do is make friends with some fraternity men. Be social, meet the members, go to some events, and then decide if that chapter is right for you.
Our IFC fraternities may host an informal recruitment period in the Spring semester as well. Please look at the chapter websites or contact the individual chapters for more information.
To learn more about our chapters or to register for fall recruitment, please visit www.illinoisstateIFC.com.
NPHC Fraternity and Sorority Membership Intake
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at Illinois State University consists of seven of the "Divine 9" historically African-American fraternities and sororities. Each organization conducts its own membership intake process.
There is no council run intake process for NPHC. Students interested in joining a NPHC chapter, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from Illinois State University. This also means that students are not eligible to join as first semester freshmen.
Learn more about the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
For more information contact President Mr. Courtney Abbott.